A lovely oil on canvas in the school of Edmund Bristol. Our work, painted circa mid 19th century shows a grey mare sharing lunch with a goat in a stable. A very nice 170-year-old painting in great condition housed in a gilt frame.
Edmund Bristow was born on April 1st 1787 at Eton and lived the whole of his love in Windsor. His father was a heraldic painter and Bristow mainly painted sporting and animal subjects, as well as landscapes which often included views of Windsor and Eton College characters of the day. His paintings were mostly small in scale, beautifully observed and with great attention to detail. He was a friend of Sir Edwin Landseer, RA (1802 – 1873) and it is said that he gave the young Landseer advice and help. Despite being something of a recluse with eccentric views, Bristow had some important patrons from the court, including Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Clarence, later William IV. Edmund Bristow.
Approx image size 7” x 10”
18 x 25cm